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New 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL: What do you think of the design?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by imageWIS, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Girardian

    Girardian Well-Known Member

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    IMO finding end product "similarities" between the Merc and the Acrua is a big stretch. The angles in the curvature of the two are not the same, and these differences have an enormous impact on the ultimate look of the silhouette of the car.

    I never cared for (worse - I actively dislike!) the CL, and although I have some design comments about the Mercedes pictured here (too much flair over the wheel wells, for example), I find the end product of the two cars to be nothing alike.

    That said, while not perfect, overall I like the design of this Mercedes. Somthing about it reminds me of an Astin Martin.

    Similarly, I like the design on the 2007 BMW 3 series coupe -- which is a much more appropriately sized coupe in my opinion.
     
  2. DNW

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    Similarly, I like the design on the 2007 BMW 3 series coupe -- which is a much more appropriately sized coupe in my opinion.

    Wait until you see what they did with the ass. [​IMG] I'm so turned off my this design it hurts.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. A Y

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    The back of the E92 looks very good in real life.

    --Andre
     
  4. countdemoney

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    It lacks flame surfacing.

    [​IMG]


    Seriously, they need to do something completely new. It's pretty, but everything looks like everything else. I blame Lexus.
     
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    What happened to this? [​IMG] I don't even think they're handmade anymore for $130,000.
     
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    All Mercedes-Benz designs age well. And i think that this will be no different
     
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    All Mercedes-Benz designs age well. And i think that this will be no different

    i almost agreed with you, except for one little oversight, imo...

    [​IMG]
     
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    I like it but I have the feeling it's a little bit BMWish...
     
  10. jet

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    Nice.

    But I still don't get the appeal of a big coupe. Not as big as a sedan (so it doesn't have the benefit of space/comfort) and not as fast as a sports car. It's the worst of both worlds...


    New CL is damn sexy, nearly everyone here will be loving it when they start seeing them on the road. I happen to be a big fan of coupes and I think you answered your own question. Small coupes can get claustrophobic and big sedans can be too "family" oriented hence the big coupe. I love the intimacy of two door cars in the size of a grand tourer.
     
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    New CL is damn sexy, nearly everyone here will be loving it when they start seeing them on the road. I happen to be a big fan of coupes and I think you answered your own question. Small coupes can get claustrophobic and big sedans can be too "family" oriented hence the big coupe. I love the intimacy of two door cars in the size of a grand tourer.

    Here in SoFLA we'll start seeing them soon enough (hell, my neighbor 5 houses down has a 06' CL600...and I'm sure he will trade his car in for the 07'), I'll reserve final judgment when I see it in person.

    However, I am not liking the inside of the new S-Class. It's like a 7-Series taken to the next level of electro-garbage, it's a bad looking design all around.

    Jon.
     
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    To resurect an old thread ... how about the new cls? It's what ... about half the price of the cl ... and in terms of style ... I certainly prefer it.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. Brad

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    To my eye, the CLS is a very beautiful car.
     
  14. JayJay

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    In my biased opinion the CLS is no CL. Yes, the CLS has nice looks and a decent interior, although the rear seats are cramped and have very little head room. However, IMO, the CLS doesn't come close to the comfort, handling, performance, and looks of the CL, especially the CL600, CL63, and CL65.
     
  15. Brad

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    JJ, do you drive one of the incarnations of the CL?
     
  16. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    Yes, admittedly biased.
     
  17. culverwood

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    I'll second JayJay the rear seats in the CLS are only fit for small children. Nice car otherwise.
     
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    In my biased opinion the CLS is no CL.
    Having access to and driven both, I agree.


    However, IMO, the CLS doesn't come close to the comfort, handling, performance, and looks of the CL, especially the CL600, CL63, and CL65.
    I agree again regarding the comfort, handling & performance ... but given that difference in pricing ... I feel one should be able to expect more of the CL in these areas. However regarding the looks -- which I assume to mean exterior styling -- I truly do prefer the CLS. But then I prefer curves to angles when it comes to auto design.
     
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    To my mind, it looks like the Waterman Carene fountain pen -- kind of overdesigned...
     
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    I saw a black CL63 AMG today...[​IMG]

    Jon.
     

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